Friday, April 10, 2009

Serving community and country
When we think about local government, it's often easy to forget that the vast majority of elected officials are not full-time, professional office-holders or politicians. City officials are also our friends and neighbors--they are small business owners, educators, and retirees, and others devoting additional time to community service with little or no financial compensation in return. And sometimes, they devote time and energies to serving our country in other important ways, as well. Welcome home, councilmember Gerry Krage of Winona, Minnesota.